Alison Saldanha

Articles By Alison Saldanha

‘Developers of public private parking lots can claim 50% FSI’

The state has increased the scope of development for PPPLs.

Held up for 2 years by Sena’s opposition, Parel’s Nare Park revamp plan set for nod

A state-of-the art sports complex and swimming pool proposed at 2.5-acre recreation ground

MPs wonder: Where are the villages in ‘urbanised’ Mumbai?

PM Narendra Modi had announced scheme under which parliamentarians would adopt a village in their constituencies.

Humboldt penguins set to come to Byculla zoo

Three pairs of the aquatic flightless birds are expected to arrive in Mumbai before the end of the current financial year.

BMC to float tenders worth Rs 2,100 cr to resurface roads

Budget raised despite BMC’s failure to spend more than 50% of estimates

Five years on, BMC sets May 2015 deadline

The bridges department specified that no tenements will be allotted space under the Jogeshwari (north) bridge after its construction.

Bring all roads in city limits under our purview, civic body urges state

Committee says as roads remain under various agencies, the problem of accountability for bad roads is not dealt with adequately.

Panel proposes to bring all city roads under BMC purview for better results

Mumbai has about 2,000 kms of public roads, of which over 1,941 kms are maintained by the BMC.

BMC allows lessees to sub-let its properties

Civic body has leased 4,196 such properties, many of them already sub-let to third parties.

Six firms apply for waste processing plants

In November last year, over 30 firms and consortia had evinced interest in the BMC’s initial EOI.

Probe team flags ‘lapses’ in fire-fighting systems

The fire brigade, however, maintained that there were no lapses in the operation.

BMC wants to increase Rs 5-lakh limit on contracts

Party leaders of the civic body are mulling the possibility of increasing the Rs 5 lakh limit for each work tender .

BMC plans BRTS on coastal road

The Rs 9,000-crore road project, proposed to run from Nariman Point to Kandivali, has been cleared by CM and BMC.

Fire brigade keen on setting up new fire alert monitoring system

The brigade plans to replace its current control centre with an automatic web-based system.

BMC chalks out new policy for tenants of dilapidated structures

The corporation will request tenants to peacefully vacate the dangerous structure and offer accommodation.

When it comes to the crunch, BMC is ready to hire 500 docs from private sector

BMC to employ the medical officers for upgradation of its trained manpower in the city’s peripheral municipal hospitals

Rooftop restaurants get civic chief’s nod, formal order coming soon

The rooftop restaurants will follow the same rules as other regular eateries for operational hours.

Flyover plan for Malad’s Uncles’ Kitchen junction

The traffic signal at this intersection has the second-longest signal cycle in Mumbai, running for 180 seconds at a stretch.

Meet the Campa Cola homeless: CEO to diamond merchant, MD to Editor

The Indian Express takes a closer look at 10 of the 89 illegal flat owners affected by the turn of events.

Face-off continues, FIR filed

Campa cola endgame BJP MP, Mayor try to transfer ‘ownership of plot’ to residents

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